Menopause is described as a Second Spring in Chinese culture. This is a profound and wonderful time in which a woman can use her new found energy that goes to her heart to pass on wisdom to the younger generations and she can be inspired with new found passions often leading to them giving back in some way to society.
Menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth and lactation are unique to women. Menopause signifies a woman has completed her child-bearing years; her body undergoes a series of transformations in preparing for another life stage. During this transitional period, temporary internal disturbances occur from time to time, and the woman may be particularly vulnerable to various disharmonies.
Due to declining and fluctuating hormonal levels, the body will under go a series of changes. When the body cannot adjust itself smoothly, signs like menstrual irregularities, hot flushes, insomnia, mood swings, vaginal and bladder problems will come and go during the period. This gradual transition process varies greatly among women; some may go through it easily while others may find their lives seriously disrupted. Western women may have hot flushes and night sweats as major complaints while Chinese women tend to have bone and joint pain, poor memory and fatigue.
At White Tara Clinic, we offer combinations of natural treatments to help you through menopause.
Acupuncture helps with a host of other perimenopausal issues, including insomnia, changes to the skin such as acne and dryness, decreased libido, vaginal dryness, hair loss, and breast tenderness. Menopause is a natural part of life but it doesn’t have to be miserable! Think of it as an opportunity to forge a deeper connection with your own body and assess what’s really important in life. Acupuncture is safe and evidence based, effective treatment to manage the transition to your post-menopausal years and prepare you for your life’s next great adventure.